What is Lice?

Lice are insects that live in hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes. Lice are very spreadable, especially among school children. Lice can cause itching and red bumps.

Treatment for lice includes removing the lice eggs with a fine comb, washing bedding and clothing, and using lice treatments. Common drug classes used to treat lice are antiparasitics, cholinesterase inhibitors, pediculides, and pyrethroids.

Savings Tips for Lice

  • Back to School: What to Do About Lice

    August 11, 2016

    If you have little ones heading back to school in the next few weeks, you may already be prepared for the colds, flu, and other bugs that get passed around each fall. You may not be as ready for actual bugs though—and it’s important to know what to do if your child comes home with head lice.

    Know that if the unthinkable happens, treating head lice can be as easy as going to the store and picking up an over-the-counter treatment. See More

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Popular Lice Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Cholinesterase Inhibitors 114 See Prices
Antiparasitics 306 See Prices
Pediculides 195 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Lice Drug Classes

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